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Information for Travelers

This page is divided into two sections:

  1. info for US travelers going abroad and
  2. info for foreign visitors coming to the US.

It is very important to allow adequate time when visas must be secured. These links are provided as resources for those traveling on NSF-related business but NSF can not assist researchers and educators with travel arrangements. Since this information is provided by sources other than NSF, you will leave the NSF website when you select these links.

OISE program staff may have information on foreign research opportunities and facilities. To identify ISE staff responsible for activities with a specific country, see the Staff by Country page.

For Travelers from the US going abroad:

Travel warnings and Consular information sheets
Country-by-country information prepared for U.S. travelers and regularly updated by the U.S. Department of State.

Information for obtaining or renewing a U.S. passport
Information for U.S. travelers, provided by the U.S. Department of State.

Information for U.S. travelers about visa requirements of other countries
Information for U.S. travelers, provided by the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. Customs Information for U.S. travelers
Information provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.

Health information for travelers
Information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Information about other countries:

Offical U.S. Government/Foreign per diem rates
Information provided by the U.S. Department of State.

For Travelers coming to the US:

State Dept Visa web pages.
Official source of information about U.S. visa policy and procedures for those coming to the US, including different types of visas, the application process, the requirements you need to meet in order to receive your visa, and estimated waiting times at specific Embassy Consular Sections.

How to obtain a visa and what to do in the event of a delay.
Useful information related to visas provided by the International Visitors Office (IVO) of the National Academies. Includes answers to questions for those organizing international meetings in the United States.


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